4 Bookish Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8th 2022 is international Women’s Day. Here are four Bookish ways you can celebrate the day and support women in the Bookish community!

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1. Support Women-Owned Bookstores

Visiting women-owned bookstores is a great way to spend today and every day! Here are some great ones to check out. 

The Ripped Bodice Bookstore in Culver City, California

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The Ripped Bodice is a romance-only bookstore that is women and queer-owned. The store was opened by sisters Leah and Bea Koch in 2016. 

Yu and Me Books in Chinatown, New York City

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Yu and Me Books is the first female, Asian-American-owned bookstore in NYC!

Semicolon Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois

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Semicolon is Chicago’s largest Black–woman-owned bookstore and gallery. Their mission is to nurture the connection between literature, art, and the pursuit of knowledge; while also using the power of words to better our community!

BookWoman in Austin, Texas

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BookWoman is a local, feminist bookstore in Austin, Texas!

Socialight Society in Lansing, Michigan

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Socialight Society is Black-woman owned and celebrates black women and black literature!

2. Support Women-owned Small Business’

Another fun, Bookish way to support women is buying from Bookish small businesses! From bookmarks to notebooks, here are some cool shops you might wanna take a look at.

Gigi & Bo on Etsy

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MilliePaper on Etsy

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Qyro Plan

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Hannah Lily Designs

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3. Read Feminist Books

While supporting women is amazing, it’s good to know why it is so important. Reading feminist theory is a great way to better understand intersectionality and the feminist movement as a whole. Here are some popular recommendations to get you started. 

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center By Bell Hooks

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Women, Race & Class By Angela Y. Davis

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Bad Feminist By Roxane Gay

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4. Learn More About Female Authors 

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Here at Bookstr, we love to support and put a spotlight on brilliant female writers. Learning more about influential women is a great way to spend International Women’s Day. Check out our articles on Roxane Gay, Anne Balay, Toni Morrison, Anita Diamant, Keah Brown, and Alice Walker (just to name a few). For our entire female-authors section, click here!

Happy International Women’s Day!

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